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.CAPE G,FridayENov.@  Nov:. 14PA}02 ,,17 Voters return incumbents Cole r, Phillips to county council By Miehad Short Races at the Sussex County lev- el offered little in the way of sur- prises for voters. All four row offices and two council seats were up for grabs. Of those six seats, five incum- bents were returned with the only exception being the open Recorder of Deeds office Even in that race, incumbents ruled the day with former Register in Chancery John Brady simply moving next door to a new office and new job. Incumbent Sussex County Councilmen George Cole and Vance Phillips won re-election easily. Both Republicans ran cam- paigns against candidates touting the environment and quality of life as the major issue in the cam- paign. In the only row offce with a re- al issue, Sher- iff Robert Reed, a Repub- lican, was re- elected to a second term. Unlike his op- ponent, Reed has argued that the county Rma sheriff ought to have a major role in law enforce- ment, a position that has prompted him to sue the state of Delaware for allegedly trampling on his constitutional authority. Reed's case will ultimately be heard in the state supreme court system. He collected 27,850 votes to his opponent's 21,653. Phillips beat back Fenwick Is- Iand Town Council Presi- dent Peg Baun- chalk in the newly redis- tricted Fifth Councilmanic District, a dis- trict that now stretches PRR,LIP across the en- tire southern border of the county. Baunchalk pushed coastal issues of growth and land use, but it was not enough to de- feat the conser- vative Phillips, a farmer from BAUNCltALK Laurel who stresses balanced land use and a tight financial policy. Phillips gar- nered approximately 63 percent of the votes, but Baunchalk pledged to remain active in public life. In the other county council race, veteran Councilman Republican George Cole easily held off Wolf- Brady wins third term as attorney general By Andrew Keegan Three's the charm for Lewes resident M. Jane Brady, who cap- tured a third consecutive term as Delaware's attorney general on Nov. 5. In a race marred by nega- tive campaigning, Republican Brady narrowly defeated Democ- ratic challenger Carl Schnee. The margin of victor - 6,851 votes - was much closer than Republicans had anticipated. Green Party can- didate Vivian Houghton finished third with 6 percent of the vote; votes which Democrats believe el- plate." viduals incarcerated are due to pa- support he received throughout the In addition to role violations," said Brady. "I race. "I enjoyed every minute of prosecuting plan to look into a more cost-ef- the campaign, and if I had to do it crimes, duties fective solution." Additionally, all over again, I wouldn't change a of the attorney last legislative session, Brady sup- thing," said Schnee. "1 want general include ported a bill that would have sub- Delawareans to know that the is- enforcing laws stantially increased fines against sues I raised should be addressed against fraud, corporations that illegally pollute, in the attorney general's next ad- deceptive trade but the resolution failed. Brady ministration." practices and BRADY plans to continue fighting for the Houghton, the Green Party's providing legal bill's passage. A supporter of fast candidate for attorney general services to state agencies. Parole mandatory sentencing, Brady in Delaware, had no regrets. "I violation is one area Brady intends plans to continue a crackdown on thank the people who voted for me to investigate during the next four- violent offenders, because they saw an alternative to year term. Schnee, a former U.S. district a two-party system that no longer lowed Brady to prevail. Schnee's "More than 50 percent of indi- attorney, said he is proud of the works." campaign even ran radio ads days ,'7.., before the election, acknowledg- ing Houghton's credentials but asking for Green Party votes be- had cause the third-party candidate of to sults,"Tm Delaware." continuing no said chance veryBrady, pleased to of serve winning.,,i look with thefrward the people re- 1'  a q b eq 102 I The jubilant attorney general said there are "lots of things on my TNANKSG!VING .00LOV/ERS CE:NTE:I00PlE:::CES l-lolidoq ".. * Cu{om D.,i,..d IZIo.,.ol A.r,.r, angomon{, Estates Wanted CONSIGI"II'.IENTS " C__. o ,'r' rn  . o o   "'r', i' 'J a, [ o ; BEING ACCEPTED SERIE OF AUCTIONS " Silk  D-,,id A.r,.r,a.gom.t. 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Smoke, strong disinfectant s , insecticides, kitty litter, and french fries have all been known to dampen the enthusiasm Of buyers who might otherwise respond positively to a house that would meet their needs. Be sure that your home passes the sniff test when it is on the market. Smoke and pets are the biggest offenders. Consider a temporary smoking ban in your home while your home is on the market. If you have a cat box, be meticulous about cleaning it. There are cleaning services which specialize in odor removal. They may suggest carpet steaming and other techniques to remove unpleasant odors. Even if buyers smoke themselves or have pets, they will react differently to the same odors lingering in a home they are considering. For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, consult "The Results Team" at Long and Foster. Call Bruce at 002) 542-7474 or Steve at (302) 542-7473 or both at (800) 462-3224 (ext. 474) or email them at bruce@resultsteamonline.com, or steve@resultsteamonline.com. r I [